2016 Week 3: AFC & NFC Players of the Week

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AFC Offensive Player of the Week:

Trevor Siemian of the Denver Broncos threw for 312 yards on 23 of 35 passing in a win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Siemian threw for four touchdowns on the day and is the only player to throw for four touchdowns and 300+ yards while making their first start on the road.

AFC Defensive Player of the Week:

Marcus Peters, CB for the Kansas City Chiefs recorded two interceptions in the win over the New York Jets. His first interception set the Chiefs up for their first score of the game, while the second interception all but sealed the victory for his team. Peters also recorded two interceptions in week two.

AFC Special Teams Player of the Week:

Ryan Allen of the New England Patriots punted seven times, each time pinning the Houston Texans inside their own 20 yard line. More impressive than that was his ability to limit Houston to a grand total of zero return yards.  His ability to control the field position game was critical to the Patriots success.

NFC Offensive Player of the Week:

Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns in a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Wentz has yet to throw an interception this year, and has led the Eagles to a 3-0 start.

NFC Defensive Player of the Week:

Everson Griffen of the Minnesota Vikings recorded four tackles and three sacks in the win over the Carolina Panthers.  3/4 of Griffen’s tackles were for a loss, as Minnesota’s defense pummeled the Panthers. His three-sack performance tied a career high.

NFC Special Teams Player of the Week:

Dustin Hopkins of the Washington Redskins hit all five of his field goal attempts in a win over the New York Giants.  Hopkins hit field goals from 25, 33, 37, 45, and 49 yards out; with the 37 yarder ultimately being the game winner with under 2:00 left in the game.

About Aaron Garcia

Aaron is an avid sports fan who passionately follows the NFL, NBA and MLB, in addition to NCAA Sports. He is an Arizona State University grad who loves the Dodgers and the Patriots.